Sarah Nilsson, JD, PhD, MAS
Sarah Nilsson, JD, PhD, MAS

North Dakota Drone Laws

 

In 2013, Senate Bill (SB) 2018 (download below) granted $1 million from the state general fund to pursue designation as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) unmanned aircraft systems test site. If selected, the law would grant an additional $4 million to operate the site.

 

Also in 2013, North Dakota adopted House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 3012 to recognize the benefits of a thriving UAS industry in the state.

 

On April 2, 2015 the North Dakota Senate passed House Bill (HB) 1328 (download below), a Bill for an Act to provide for limitations on the use of unmanned aircraft for surveillance.

 

On June 16, 2015, House Bill (HB) 1018 (download below) was signed by the Governor. This was an act to provide an appropriation for defraying the expenses of the department of commerce; to provide exemptions; to provide for transfers; to amend and reenact section 54-60-17 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to workforce development; and to provide for a legislative management study.

 

SCR 4014 supports the development of the UAS industry in the state, congratulates the FAA on the first Beyond Visual Line of Sight Certificate of Authorization in the United States, and encourages further cooperation with the FAA to safely integrate UAS into the national airspace.

 

Executive orderEstablished the Northern Plains Unmanned Systems Authority to oversee the operation of the UAS test site in the state.

 

Grand Forks Ordinance 9-0202

 

49 USC §46505. Carrying a weapon or explosive on an aircraft

 

March 2016 - Police appeal to lawmakers for future options on arming drones

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